You may have noticed something is a little bit different about this website. Yes, you are still on what was once known as Platform Girls, but this girl decided it was time for a new look.
After a recent poll conducted on Facebook, I decided it was time to give this blog a new name.
I came up with the name by just playing around with different video game terminology. For some reason, I looked at my controller next to me and thought about buttons... X? Then I noticed there was a Y right next to it. Just like chromosomes! (I don't know how that thought made its way into my head, I'm in a botany class right now, not biology.) Then it hit me: what about two X's, the chromosome's for women? From there, Press X Twice was born! See what I did there?
In other news, Martha Stewart has ruined my Facebook game.
She wants to have some sort of Easter feast or something... Oh, goodness.
Anyways, what do you think about the changes? Let me know in the comments below.
Over my spring break, I got a little crafty. Sometimes it's hard to find the perfect mashup of your favorite games/movies/books/cartoons, so I decided to make one of my own.
I am a diehard Moonie (Sailor Moon Fan) and Zelda fan, so I decided to bring those two loves together in this unique piece of art:
I made this little beauty out of magazine clippings that gives it a unique shine and texture. I absolutely love how it turned out. While I was at it, I made this one for my boyfriend:
Interested in making your own magazine masterpiece? Here's how you do it:
1. Sketch out a draft of the image you want to make. But keep in mind, curves can be difficult if they are small and take more time to fill in.
2. Layer the scratch sheet on top of the card stock and retrace the image, making sure you press hard enough so there are imprints on the car stock.
3. Trace the imprints with your pencil.
4. Look through your magazines and find colors to fill in your picture. Then, cut them out.
5. Try to find patterned colors as well, such as fluffy pillows for white or a fading background. Patterns will give texture to your pictures.
6. Begin gluing your clippings onto the card stock. If you have a lot of background area, try covering that first, but try to keep some space around the drawn image. You'll fill those spaces in later.
7. After filling in the details (Like I did with the moon and triforce), fill in the blank spaces with the background color. For curves and straight lines, try to cut background pieces to help form the borders of the image to make clean edges and smooth curves.
8. Once the image is filled in, add details. I cut out stars with my mom's precision scissors. Adding words also make for a nice touch.
9. After adding the details of your choosing, find a frame, put in your masterpiece and hang it up.
10. Take a picture of it and post it here. I'd love to see what you create!